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hsp
hsp
5 June 2006

Preparing concrete for waterproofing

Preparing concrete for waterproofing

get the surface as clean as possible vaccumming or even wipe the surface down with wet wragg. then apply bond crete or similar and let it dry as per manufacturers instructions

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hsp
Jun 05, 2006 11:25 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
24 August 2006

concrete slab /tile over timber ?

concrete slab /tile over timber ?

I'm assuming the timber floor is over joists and bearers. The timber floor has little bearing on load capacity providing it is in sound condition- this is the job of the…

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Dukekamaya
Aug 24, 2006 9:12 pm
Dukekamaya
js
js
3 September 2006

AUS vs. European bathroom furnishings

AUS vs. European bathroom furnishings

Hi Has anyone had experience with the Roca Dama toilet? It seems to be quite compact and good for a small space. but not sure if it is a good toilet. Thank you.

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js
Sep 03, 2006 11:36 pm
Michelle
Michelle
19 September 2006

Any ideas for alternative flooring for laundry and toilet?

Any ideas for alternative flooring for laundry and toilet?

Well that makes sense, with all your replies… I thought you were a builder! They emailed me a few months ago, promoting their timbers and supplies. I haven’t…

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Michelle
Sep 19, 2006 8:43 pm
Michelle
mek
mek
11 October 2006

Minimalistic bathrooms

Minimalistic bathrooms

Thanks renomart, I've discovered Boffi website some time ago, absolutely love their kitchens as well. If you are aware of anything else similar to Boffi, I'd appreciate…

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mek
Oct 11, 2006 11:43 am
mek
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
12 October 2006

Loose Toilet

Loose Toilet

Its common practise these days to silicion and screw the pan to the floor rather than set it. It removes the need of cutting tiles around the pan - you simply tile and sit…

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Dukekamaya
Oct 12, 2006 9:35 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
15 October 2006

Downstairs Toilet

Downstairs Toilet

Your plumbing/sewerage requirements alone will be the major factor in the total cost. Sort that out first.

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Dukekamaya
Oct 15, 2006 6:04 pm
Dukekamaya
jimm¥
jimm¥
22 October 2006

brand new bathroom

brand new bathroom

hi josh, sounds fun (i've demolished my plan). .I think low to mid 20s,u'll get a very decent bathroom.Consider Pulling the old out would save i suppose ...remember to…

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jimm¥
Oct 22, 2006 1:27 am
jimm¥
jimm¥
22 October 2006

Removal of old tiles.

Removal of old tiles.

like dukemaya said...electric jack hammers the go.U can hire from kennards.

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jimm¥
Oct 22, 2006 1:30 am
NeilD
NeilD
8 November 2006

Cement sheet question

Cement sheet question

It is normal practice to tile over fibre-cement sheeting in wet areas and then use gyprock (preferrably Aquacheck) around the tiled area. The…

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NeilD
Nov 08, 2006 2:44 pm
renomart
renomart
8 November 2006

Splashback costs

Splashback costs

Corian is suitable for ALL…

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renomart
Nov 08, 2006 6:10 pm
renomart
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
14 November 2006

Alternative to tiles in shower

Alternative to tiles in shower

You would want a good waterproofing sealer on it it - concrete is extremely porous.

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Dukekamaya
Nov 14, 2006 5:23 pm
Dukekamaya
NeilD
NeilD
14 November 2006

Exhaust fan for laundry with shower

Exhaust fan for laundry with shower

Glad to hear it. They were very helpful…

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NeilD
Nov 14, 2006 8:23 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
24 November 2006

changing old Toilet

changing old Toilet

You will most likely break the old pan when your trying dislodge it. You can't use a modern 3L/6L dual-flush cistern with the old pan either. I'd say throw them and…

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Dukekamaya
Nov 24, 2006 5:55 pm
Dukekamaya
lsparks
lsparks
7 December 2006

Glass pivot doors

Glass pivot doors

Thanks Strummer. I will get them to quote. Anybody got an idea how much a frosted / etched pivot door costs. KR Louisa

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lsparks
Dec 07, 2006 7:58 pm
Michelle
Michelle
9 December 2006

Bathroom Tile size

Bathroom Tile size

Excellent Neil, good size to lay as well, not to heavy. Glade you found something! :)

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Michelle
Dec 09, 2006 4:22 pm
Michelle
NeilD
NeilD
11 December 2006

Plumbing is hazardous to your health!!!

Plumbing is hazardous to your health!!!

Thanks the good wishes folks. Not only can't I work on the bathroom, I can't do much in the workshop either so earning a quid isn't going to be easy. ...and my golf…

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NeilD
Dec 11, 2006 8:50 pm
Monique
Monique
31 December 2006

Cistern Waterlevel made easy

Cistern Waterlevel made easy

I found a site that sells Cistern Gauges that you can fix on any location in the house, that measures the waterlevel that is still in the cistern and it installed in 10…

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Monique
Dec 31, 2006 8:15 am
windowexpert
windowexpert
6 January 2007

floor tiles and toilets

floor tiles and toilets

That's right, just thinking practical :wink: Have a nice weekend 8)

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windowexpert
Jan 06, 2007 4:25 am
norbs
norbs
19 January 2007

Cost of new bathroom for house we are thinking of buying

Cost of new bathroom for house we are thinking of buying

Sheesh some high plumbing prices quoted on here especially as you don't have intention in moving anything !! Anyway, I re-did my bathroom and did everything myself.…

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norbs
Jan 19, 2007 11:11 am
NeilD
NeilD
21 January 2007

Bathroom bench style vanity

Bathroom bench style vanity

Hi there, We're in the process of planning our bathroom, and I've seen bench style vanities with vessel type basins on top, in lots of…

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NeilD
Jan 21, 2007 5:17 am
Bud977
Bud977
22 January 2007

Wrong tiles put in our bathroom by renovator. Compensation?

Wrong tiles put in our bathroom by renovator. Compensation?

Do you have a separate price for the supply and installation of the tiles? If you insist in having the correct tiles, it would cost the builder more than this as he has…

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Bud977
Jan 22, 2007 12:10 pm
pcm
pcm
24 January 2007

sealing bottom of bath

sealing bottom of bath

Hello, We have just had a Kohler Freelance bath installed http://www.au.kohler.com/onlinecatalog/ ... 6051D&frm= which is supposed to fit flush on the floor…

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pcm
Jan 24, 2007 2:20 pm
ausdesign
ausdesign
27 January 2007

Laundry drainage

Laundry drainage

A floor drain is not required in houses . A waterproof membrane to the floor is required.

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ausdesign
Jan 27, 2007 8:30 am
ausdesign
Michelle
Michelle
29 January 2007

Shower screen colour selection

Shower screen colour selection

Always follow a flow… this meaning if you are having chrome tapes, rails and such, then this should also be so for the shower screen and mirror. It will look…

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Michelle
Jan 29, 2007 8:52 pm
Michelle
Michelle
Michelle
19 February 2007

tile chip repair products

tile chip repair products

I would take that question up with a tiler or a tile supplier. They will be able to help you. When you find out let me know…. I have a few of my own on my floor!!!! :?

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Michelle
Feb 19, 2007 8:16 pm
Michelle
Bud977
Bud977
21 February 2007

bathroom renovation in Perth

bathroom renovation in Perth

good at their trade, quick (got 4 kids that cant go long without a bath), do quality work but also dont cost a fortune I think you…

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Bud977
Feb 21, 2007 12:19 pm
NeilD
NeilD
22 February 2007

Complete bathroom reno

Complete bathroom reno

Hi Neil, good to see you still around!!! There seems to be a lot of the old ones missing lately. Wounder what has happed??? :?

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NeilD
Feb 22, 2007 8:30 pm
NeilD
NeilD
23 February 2007

Bathroom Reno Continued.

Bathroom Reno Continued.

I know what you’re saying!!! In a former life with my ex hubby, we used to take our ski boat away for 3 days every Anzac long weekend up our…

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NeilD
Feb 23, 2007 12:08 am
First_Timer_Ray
First_Timer_Ray
23 February 2007

Granit slab basin trough

Granit slab basin trough

I've seen a similar formation done with corian and the like - except these were all one moulded piece and just the middle sloped slightly to the centre, and away to the…

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First_Timer_Ray
Feb 23, 2007 10:37 am
Michelle
Michelle
8 March 2007

Bathroom update

Bathroom update

Very nice Neil!!! You are doing such a good job. I would use a mould resistant paint; I’m petty sure now there are paints out there that paint and seal at the same…

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Michelle
Mar 08, 2007 8:53 pm
Michelle
Micks place
Micks place
5 April 2007

Period bathroom help

Period bathroom help

Hi Michelle, Good advice, I'm only adhering to period style where possible and not too impractical. I was thinking white octagonals with maroon inserts and a very…

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Micks place
Apr 05, 2007 2:12 pm
Michelle
Michelle
8 April 2007

Buying or selling a home- Bathrooms…what to look out for

Buying or selling a home- Bathrooms…what to look out for

Bathrooms – Tips ….. Practical advice when buying or selling a home. www.denovoconcepts.com I hope these tips help with the ascetics of the room at least. :D

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Michelle
Apr 08, 2007 11:42 am
Michelle

Thanks Neil. Well the job is now done and the results are excellent. Thanks again.

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sparky
Apr 19, 2007 3:54 pm
royalblue
royalblue
20 April 2007

Wall tiles meet bathtub

Wall tiles meet bathtub

I have a steel enamel bathtub in our bathroom, and white ceramic wall tiles. When the contractors tiled the area (for some reason) they cut them very close (almost flush)…

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royalblue
Apr 20, 2007 11:58 pm
alokin
alokin
22 April 2007

Tiled shower base?

Tiled shower base?

I am using for my shower . This grout is fantastic. It dries very hard and you can add stucco color to make it the color you…

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alokin
Apr 22, 2007 12:09 pm
3timesbuilda
3timesbuilda
23 April 2007

Hot water systems.....

Hot water systems.....

Hi Matt, I think the 170L is probably going to be a bit tight. We are the same size family and in our rental I think we have a 170L tank. Most of the time it is ok but…

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3timesbuilda
Apr 23, 2007 10:24 am
3timesbuilda

my husband and i have our own plumbing company and bathroom renovations company and were horrified at what we saw firstly a licenced plumber should be installing the bath…

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leish
Apr 26, 2007 2:52 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
29 April 2007

Almost finished

Almost finished

So does my wife :lol: Matt

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mattwalker
Apr 29, 2007 5:38 pm
mattwalker
norbs
norbs
4 May 2007

Wall tile laying

Wall tile laying

Hi Jazz, You are somehwhat correct as you cannot lay tiles starting from one edge as you must not assume your walls are 100% square. So, if you lay a tile at the…

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norbs
May 04, 2007 11:38 pm
Talinsmum
Talinsmum
11 May 2007

Pebble Feature Tiles - Cleaning & Appearance

Pebble Feature Tiles - Cleaning & Appearance

Thanks everyone for the feedback - I'm going to go with the pebble highlight option - just need to decide on colours and shapes and types now :lol:

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Talinsmum
May 11, 2007 1:50 pm
Talinsmum
Talinsmum
Talinsmum
11 May 2007

Bath Tubs -

Bath Tubs -

Ok those koharu bath's just made my "must have" list .... definately at least one, maybe 2 - such a good price!

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Talinsmum
May 11, 2007 1:53 pm
Talinsmum
NeilD
NeilD
16 May 2007

Finished at last

Finished at last

Thanks Nat, There's…

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NeilD
May 16, 2007 9:40 pm
Sallyho
Sallyho
25 May 2007

omvivo

omvivo

Super nice things Kylie. Very stylish and very now.

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Sallyho
May 25, 2007 10:22 am
Michael Jennings
Michael Jennings
1 June 2007

Wall mirror in ensuite

Wall mirror in ensuite

Thanks. It turned out that the mirror was not glued in its entireity - it was held onto the wall by adhesive strips. The cuttting wire was successfull.

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Michael Jennings
Jun 01, 2007 7:31 pm
Michelle
Michelle
7 June 2007

A serious question!

A serious question!
1, 2, 3

That’s sooo funny!!! I would have a hard time sitting on that loo, my heads going in lots of direction with this. But best left alone……OR I know I WILL get the…

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Michelle
Jun 07, 2007 11:10 am
Michelle
mattwalker
mattwalker
8 June 2007

and this?

and this?
1, 2

Yeah!! Working for someone else has its advantages.... but not the choices! Matt

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mattwalker
Jun 08, 2007 9:52 pm
mattwalker
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
13 June 2007

Advice needed: heating for bathroom.

Advice needed: heating for bathroom.

IXL have new models which stop the heat loss etc. There also models with ducting for the fan rather than sending it up into the roof space.

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Dukekamaya
Jun 13, 2007 12:36 pm
Dukekamaya

I had a look through some of my photos quickly and only managed to find these images - I don't know if they'll help at all - but its an example of a fairly thin feature…

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KS09
Jun 22, 2007 10:44 am


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